TORONTO — The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) and MusiCounts announced today the appointment of the new members joining their 2023-2024 Board of Directors.
Joining the board for the 2023-2024 term are:
Philippe Archambault: General Manager, Audiogram
Vice President, Music, Quebecor
“I feel honoured to be part of the organization and I look forward to bringing my experience and perspective to the table and learning from my colleagues. I’m thrilled for the opportunity to promote fantastic Canadian music and support music education.”
Spek: Founder & CEO, PopArabia, ESMAA
EVP International & Emerging Markets, Reservoir
“I’m honoured to be joining the CARAS and MusiCounts board at such a pivotal moment for Canadian music and for homegrown artists making their mark worldwide. I’m very much looking forward to working with Allan and my fellow board directors on the JUNO Awards and to use my own experiences across the industry to support the CARAS mission.”
“On behalf of the entire Board, we are very pleased to welcome Philippe and Spek and look forward to the unique insights and valuable perspectives they will bring,” said Allan Reid, President & CEO, CARAS/The JUNO Awards. “They join a distinguished group of professionals from across industries who advocate for music education and promote Canada’s diverse and inclusive music community. We are excited to work with them as we amp up for the 2024 JUNO Awards in Halifax.”
CARAS and MusiCounts acknowledge the commitment of all their board members who continue to proactively champion Canadian artists and their music, and offer their knowledge and guidance to the respective organizations. CARAS and MusiCounts would like to thank outgoing board member Melissa Bubb-Clarke for her five years of dedication and service.
The Complete List of the 2023-2024 CARAS and MusiCounts Board of Directors and Officers:
- Chair – Julie Adam, Executive Vice President & GM, Universal Music Canada
- President & CEO/Executive Producer – Allan Reid, President & CEO, CARAS/JUNO Awards, CEO, MusiCounts
- 1st Vice-Chair – Kristen Burke, President, Warner Music Canada
- 2nd Vice-Chair – Helen Britton, President & CEO, Management Six Shooter Inc.
- Secretary – Alexandra Bellamy, Senior Finance Executive
- Adam Burchill – Head of Sports and Gaming, North America, TikTok
- Dr. Julie Nagam – Professor, University of Winnipeg
- Erik Hoffman – President, Music – Live Nation Canada
- Jeffrey Remedios – Chairman & CEO, Universal Music Canada
- Jennifer Dettman – Executive Director, Unscripted Content CBC
- Kate Purchase – Senior Director, International AI Governance, Microsoft
- Mark Harrison – Founder, The T1 Agency
- Miro Oballa – Partner, Taylor Oballa Murray Leyland LLP Entertainment and Media Lawyers
- Shane Carter – President, Sony Music Entertainment Canada Inc
New Board Member Headshots here
Official JUNO Awards Website: www.junoawards.ca
Official MusiCounts Website: www.musicounts.ca
The JUNO Awards
The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) is a not-for-profit organization created to preserve and enhance the Canadian music industry and promote higher artistic and industry standards. CARAS’ mandate is comprised of four key pillars: Educate through our music education charity, MusiCounts, programs and initiatives, Develop emerging artists through mentorship and development programs, Celebrate Canadian artists with year-round JUNO Awards showcasing, and Honour music industry icons through the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. The 53rd Annual JUNO Awards Broadcast will take place in Halifax at Scotiabank Centre on Sunday, March 24, 2024. For more information on the JUNO Awards or The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) please visit www.junoawards.ca.
MusiCounts is Canada’s music education charity associated with CARAS and the JUNO Awards. MusiCounts’ vision is to ensure all youth in Canada have access to music education through their schools and communities. This vision is realised through grant programs that invest directly into schools and communities across Canada and put musical instruments into the hands of kids. Additionally, MusiCounts creates educational resources; empowers young people to pursue music as a career; and celebrates teachers, artists, and philanthropists who champion music education. Since 1997 MusiCounts has awarded over $15,700,000 in support of music education in Canada.
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